Seidenberg has remote chance at playoff return

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DENVER — When Dennis Seidenberg injured his ACL and MCL Dec. 27 against Ottawa, the word was that the defenseman was out for the season. The timetable given was six-to-eight months, and he was not expected back until training camp.

But that might not be the case anymore. While there is still not a significant chance that Seidenberg will return for the postseason, the Bruins are not ruling it out. Seidenberg is ahead of schedule in his rehab from the injury, after having surgery in early January, though he has not yet started skating.

“I’m not counting on this,” general manager Peter Chiarelli said by phone Friday morning. “He’s ahead of schedule. I don’t like to say, ‘Hey, if we’re in the Finals and we’re in Game 4,’ but that’s the type of scenario. He’s ahead of schedule and you can’t rule anything out, but I’m not counting on it.”

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